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Prepping for go-live in the WMS

23 Jan 2023

You've worked hard creating or redesigning your site and now you're all set to go live, but are you absolutely sure everything is in order?

Web Services top stories of 2022

21 Dec 2022

Over the past year we've worked hard to ensure our websites are accessible and inclusive for all audience members. We prepared for Drupal 9 in the WMS. And beyond the WMS, the launch of McGill DS ...

Revamping the Admissions System: A McGill DS Case Study

15 Nov 2022

We want our users to recognize and love us wherever we (and they) go. This is extra important when our users are prospective students. Prospective students don't know us very well, and they meet us...

An audit opportunity you won't want to miss!

21 Jun 2021

Do you know if your site meets the Quebec Government's web accessibility standards? This summer, we're putting together a web accessibility team to perform an audit blitz on a select number of WMS...

Web Services' top stories of 2020

18 Dec 2020

From the popularity of Web Services' training courses, to new features and resources that were quickly adopted on department websites, 2020 was a year we came together to build better web...

Remote audience testing *at* McGill: Challenges and lessons learned

23 Oct 2020

These days, most of our projects involve some form of user experience research, such as gathering data in audience workshops or evaluating how user-friendly a site is by conducting usability tests....

7 questions to ask before you build a website

20 Aug 2019

Before you start any project, you need a gameplan, and a website is no different.  Answering these 7 questions before you begin will help you ensure that your new site does what you need it to do....

Case study: Redesigning IT Services' website to be user-friendly for non-techies

26 Apr 2019

Just before the end of 2018 we launched a redesign of the IT Services website that saw significant changes to it's focus and tone. Our goal was to provide an online experience that better met our...

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